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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Another McCall's winner 7254

I love the shape of this jacket: check it out!


It looks cozy and I love that it isn't boxy but somewhat fitted.  This can be sleeveless, without the collar, color-blocked, or a shorter length.


   
I made view C, which is a bit shorter than the view shown above.  I wanted to make the longer length but I didn't have enough fabric.  I barely had enough to make this view and found out when I was almost finished that I didn't cut two back peplums.  I made it work, but dang!

This pattern is described as: Misses' cardigans: unlined cardigans are close-fitting.  A, and armholes, B, D: Narrow hem.  D: Purchased toggle closing.  B, C, D, E: Self-lined front (extends into collar variation) and back peplum.  A, C, E: Stitched hem on sleeves. 


I used a beautiful jacquard double knit I purchased from Fabric Mart.  I really loved working with it.  It has a fantastic weight and I used a very light-weight interfacing I purchased from Fashion Sewing Supply.  I thought about not using it, but decided to anyway and am glad I did.


How I fixed that little mishap with only one peplum was to hem it with my coverstitch and then attach it to the lush collar.  I then attached the facing side of the collar and at the sides where the peplum joins in, I turned in the side seams and topstitched those to the collar piece.  It worked great!  I was a bit concerned that the peplum area wouldn't lay nicely but it does, don't you think?


I love cozy cardigans like this.  They are perfect for layering.  Camis are perfect for fall/early winter and during the deep cold, a long sleeved tee makes it even warmer.


I made very few alterations to this pattern: mu usual 1/2" swayback adjustment
I lowered the bust apex by about an inch and made an FBA.
Easy, peasy!

I used my coverstitch for the hems on the sleeve and peplum.


This is a great pattern!  I'd love to make another one in a sleeveless version.


Thanks for reading!
Sue

19 comments:

  1. You should be very please.,the cardigan looks wonderful on you and you styled it beautifully.

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    1. Thank you Susan! I appreciate your know words!

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  2. This looks to be a great pattern Sue. I t would probably be quite figure flattering on a rectangle like myself. Congratulations on making this work with your limited yardage. The print is lovely too.

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  3. This is really cute! Thanks for reviewing the pattern!

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  4. Great job on this lovely coat. Love the tips you always give !

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  5. I really like this as I am one of those people who look dowdy/awful in a cardigan (don't know why). How long did it take you to make it? I am thinking it would make a great gift for one of my friends.

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    1. Hi! This is a fast make--cutting about 30 minutes and about 2 hours to sew and I am s-l-o-w!

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  6. Oh, this is adorable, Sue! I love your print in this style. Definitely putting this one on my list now!

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    1. I think you will love it Ann! It's a great pattern!

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  7. This is a great jacket, I love the lines and the look. Great job on the construction and getting it cut our of limited yardage.

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  8. hello, I was just wondering if you have any advise on how to do an fba on this pattern. I don't need much, an inch total. I am considering just serging with a 1/4 inch seam. I am pretty sure sewing a large will be gigantic on me...thanks!

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  9. and by the way you look great in your jacket!

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